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New Photos Of Alleged iPhone 5S With Dual LED Flash

After Apple introduced iOS 7 at the WWDC 2013, a new rumors started to spread all around the web talking about Apple’s next generation iPhone which is expected to be called The iPhone 5S, is already in production. That’s normal because the iPhone 5 nears the end of its 12–month life cycle….

So as the iPhone 5S is already in production, it will be very hard to control components leaks. That might explain how the folks who took these two photos got their hands on what appears to be a nearly complete (minus the display) iPhone 5S…

Here’s what was said by the folks at MacRumors:

“MacRumors has received several images that appear to show both the interior and rear shell of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S. The device appears to carry the same redesigned logic board that appeared earlier this week, suggesting that this is indeed a new iPhone.”

 MacRumors suggests that the above and below pictures are for Apple’s next generation iPhone 5S with a dual LED flash light, also you can notice a lot of things like the large chip isn’t labeled as an A6 or A7. It’s possible that this particular device is just a prototype.

They also note that the battery carries a more recent Apple part number of 616-0652 compared to the iPhone 5 battery, which has carried part numbers -0611 and -06113. And it has a higher capacity of 5.92Whr, compared to the 5?s 5.45 Whr.

 And here’s the second picture but this time it is from the back:
The back of the iPhone 5S looks like the rear shell that it looks almost exactly like the iPhone 5. And that’s fine, because nearly everything we’ve heard up to this point has suggested the next iPhone will look identical to its predecessor.

There is one major difference though—check out the larger, pill-shaped window for the LED flash next to the iSight camera. This too matches up with previous 5S reports we’ve seen, which all say the handset will sport a dual LED flash.

So this is the only important changes in this claimed iPhone 5S prototype.

Whatever it is, you can bet Apple will be unveiling it this fall. With no new mobile products out this year yet, the company is expected to have another big holiday season with two new iPads, a new iPhone, and possibly a new budget handset.


New MacBook Air With All Day Battery Life

Apple has released new MacBook Airs which feature all day battery life, fourth generation Intel Core processors with faster graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and flash storage that is up to 45 percent faster than the previous generation.

The ultimate everyday notebook is now an even better value, with 11-inch models featuring double the storage and 13-inch models starting at a new lower price of $1,099.

The new MacBook Air features power-efficient fourth generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors that give the 13-inch MacBook Air up to 12 hours of battery life and up to 10 hours of iTunes movie playback. The 11-inch MacBook Air delivers up to 9 hours of battery life and up to 8 hours of iTunes movie playback. MacBook Air now supports next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi for wireless performance that is up to three times faster when connected to an 802.11ac base station. New Intel HD Graphics 5000 gives MacBook Air up to 40 percent faster performance for gaming and graphics intensive apps, and new flash storage provides speeds up to 45 percent faster than the previous generation and nine times faster than traditional hard drives.

The incredibly thin and light design features dual microphones, a FaceTime HD camera, a high-speed Thunderbolt port and two USB 3.0 ports. MacBook Air also supports dual displays and video mirroring while simultaneously supporting full native resolution on the built-in display.

Continuing Apple’s commitment to energy efficiency and the environment, the new MacBook Air meets stringent Energy Star 5.2 requirements and achieves an EPEAT Gold rating. Each unibody enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. Apple notebooks contain no brominated flame retardants, are PVC-free and are constructed of highly recyclable materials.

MacBook Air ships with OS X Mountain Lion, bringing Messages, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, AirPlay Mirroring, Dictation, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper to your Mac. With iCloud built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to keep your content up to date across your Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Pricing & Availability
MacBook Air is available today through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

The 11-inch MacBook Air comes with a 1.3 GHz processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.6 GHz, 4GB of memory and is available with 128GB of flash storage starting at $999 (US), and 256GB of flash storage starting at $1,199 (US).

The 13-inch MacBook Air comes with a 1.3 GHz processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.6 GHz, 4GB of memory and is available with 128GB of flash storage starting at $1,099 (US), and 256GB of flash storage starting at $1,299 (US). Configure-to-order options include a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, up to 8GB of memory and up to 512GB flash storage. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/macbook-air.

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The all new iOS 7 is here!

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New flat design, grid, 3D layers and gestures

The interface has been completely revamped. Everything—from the typefaces to the built-in applications to the color schemes to the icons. There’s nothing left from the old iOS.

But, more importantly, iOS now has focus, with a standard grid that runs across the springboard to the applications.

The overall result seems simple and quite beautiful. For the first time, iOS looks like part of the devices, rather than an outdated add-on.

Parallax Effect

Ive has organized iOS 7 in layers, using the motion sensors in the device to give a real sense of 3D depth. As you move the phone, the layers move in 3D space—you can appreciate the parallax effect, which indeed gives an impressive sense of depth.

The OS uses translucency to further enhance the effect, putting things that are not in use behind what the user needs to focus on—when a dialog pops, it does it on its own layer on top. The previous layer recedes back, establishing a clear relationship between the elements being displayed on the screen.

Control Center

At last. There’s now a Control Center available from everywhere: just swipe up from the bottom of your device and it will appear. From there you can toggle airplane mode, control your music, access your camer, your calculator, put it in sleep mode, toggle Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

New Multitasking

It’s now available to all applications. You can browse through open apps live, by sweeping your finger over the screen. They appear like cards (a la Palm’s webOS).

The iOS learns the users’ habits. It knows what’s your favorite stuff and prepares apps so they are ready before you open it, so they open really fast. I don’t know how this works, but it probably uses rainbow unicorn ponies’ blood.

New Siri

Siri got new voices, including a male one, in different languages. They have made it smarter too. You can say increase the brightness or play my last voice email and it will understand.

They have integrated services like Twitter, Wikipedia and even Bing, Microsoft’s search service.

Siri—and iOS—can now connect to the screen of your car too. It will take orders and show the results on screen.

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Apple’s New Stanford 2 Retail Store Features All Glass Design

As ifoAppleStore notes, the design is completely made of glass that supports the floating roof structure. Behind the glass box is a another ‘stone-faced’ box that ‘hides’ retail operations away form customers.

Most of the structural steel has been erected, and the storefront’s glass panels have been installed. The roof has not yet been put into place. These photos were taken during the week of June 3, 2013.

These photos are some of the first to reveal this new design trend for Apple retail stores that are will reportedly be used Portland, Oregon and Aix-en-Provence, France.

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Apple’s New MacBook Air or Retina For Next Week!

4 news SKU’s have been dug up by 9to5Mac, with two pairs of variants, probably denoting two different spec levels for two separate screen sizes.

These SKUs likely belong to an Apple notebook that comes in two screen sizes. Each screen size will come in two configurations that will be diversified by internal specifications like processor speeds, RAM, and storage space. Currently, Apple sells two notebook lines that fit a refresh with these SKUs: both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display. The MacBook Air comes in two 11-inch configurations and two 13-inch models while the MacBook Pro with Retina display comes in two 13-inch models and two 15-inch configurations.

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